Shorts Program 1

My Father the Mover

South Africa, Short Documentary, 2020, 13 min

African electronic Gqom beats motivate kids in the township of Khayelitsha, South Africa to jive through their hardship and find their superpowers. Featuring Stoan "MOVE" Galela and Alatha Galela Subtitled.

Directed by Julia Jansch

The Present

Palestine, Short Film, 2019, 24 min

2021 Academy Award Nominee and winner of many awards around the globe

On his wedding anniversary, Yusef and his young daughter set out in the West Bank to buy his wife a gift. Between soldiers, segregated roads and checkpoints, how easy is it to go shopping? Subtitled.

Directed by Farah Nabulsi

The Letter Room

USA, Short Film, 2020, 33 min

Photo © Topic_Sam-Chase

2021 Academy Award Winner for Best Live Action Short Film

At last, Richard, a solitary and compassionate corrections officer, has been promoted to Director of Prisoner Communications. As Richard learns about scanning all the incoming and outgoing correspondence of the inmates, his life becomes more interesting when he gets involved in the private life of a death row inmate. Now, Richard feels compelled to take action.

Directed by Elvira Lind


USA, Short Film, 2020, 11 min

Will Ferrell

Photo © ©Andre-Lascaris

Will Ferrell

Winner of an Audience Award at Cannes Film Festival

In this dark comedy, a severely depressed man in crisis reaches out to his therapist (Will Ferrell) for an emergency session, only to find that he’s not the only one who needs help.

Directed by Zach Woods

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